Name: Thomas Jaeschke
Position: Outside hitter
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Volleyball
Height: 6-6 (200cm)
Weight: 185 lbs (84kg)
Birthplace: Hinsdale, Ill.
Hometown: Wheaton, Ill.
High School: Wheaton Warrenville South HS
College: Loyola of Chicago (attended until 2015)
Olympic Experience
  • 2016 Olympic Games (Bronze medal)
Other Career Highlights
  • Helped Loyola win the 2014 and 2015 NCAA Men's DI-II National Championships
  • 2015 AVCA Player of the Year
  • Left Loyola after his junior year (2015) to play for Asseco Resovia, one of the leading teams in Poland's professional league
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  • Tore his ACL in June 2018 while playing at Volleyball Nations League match in Hoffman Estates, Ill.
  • At 22, was the youngest member of the U.S. Olympic Men's Volleyball Team in Rio de Janeiro
  • Made his national team debut at the 2015 NORCECA Champions Cup in Detroit and also played on the 2015 FIVB World League team that won the bronze medal
  • 2014 and 2015 MIVA Player of the Year and AVCA First Team All-American
  • 2013, 2014 MIVA All-Conference First Team and Academic All-Conference
  • Led Wheaton Warrenville South High School to the 2012 national championship, wrapping up an undefeated season (42-0)
  • 2012 Chicago (high school) Area Player of the Year and Chicago Sun-Times Player of the Year
  • Earned a spot on the 2012 USAV Boys' Junior National Championship All-Tournament Team
  • Member of the 2013 Men's Junior National Team that competed at the FIVB World Championship
Personal: Son of John and Danielle Jaeschke. Thomas has a twin sister named Jaime and a brother named Joseph (1990)... Played for his high school golf team and still has a 5 handicap...Majored in finance while at Loyola of Chicago

The Quote

"There is still a lot to be determined. I guess I want to be remembered as a player my teammates could always count on and someone who left it all on the floor." -Thomas Jaeschke

Related links

Wheaton's Jaeschke's Road to Rio Cut Through Poland - Chicago Tribune
Jaeschke the latest Wheaton Warrenville South grad to play Olympic volleyball -
Jaeschke overcoming adversity to win Olympic medal -
Quest for Gold: Wheaton's Thomas Jaeschke -
USA Volleyball Men's Team in Dallas Preparing for Olympics -
Jaeschke Finds Sure Footing - USA Volleyball
With Olympics in view, Wheaton native Jaeschke goes pro in Poland -
Loyola volleyball star Thomas Jaeschke turning pro - Chicago Tribune